Idaho businesses are required to track the amount of generated waste, determine if any waste is hazardous, and ensure that all wastes are disposed of according to federal, state, and local requirements. The following are common wastes generated at businesses:
Universal wastes are hazardous wastes commonly generated by business and industry. Universal Waste Rule allows certain hazardous wastes to be managed under streamlined requirements. The rule is designed to encourage recycling and proper disposal of some common hazardous wastes and reduce the regulatory burden on businesses that generate these wastes. The universal waste rule is optional and businesses may opt to manage these wastes as hazardous wastes instead. Universal wastes include certain types of batteries, light bulbs, mercury-containing devices, and pesticides. Learn more about universal waste.